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Ohio Department of Public Safety Video Catalog

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Motor Vehicle Safety


Mortality 101

After being arrested for driving under the influence, Christy is sentenced to four weekends working in the morgue, where she is witness to the results of drinking and driving. This experience changes her, but when Christy tries to tell her hard-partying friends about it, she finds out what peer pressure really means. Produced by the Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 2012, 20 min.


Website Hero

For Gary and his friends, nothing is more fun than getting on the Highway Patrol's website to watch new videos of drunk and drugged drivers being arrested. But when they throw a party of their own and aren't careful about driving safely, these young people find how quickly the tables can turn. Produced by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, 2008, 11 min.



Gray Night

A car crash involving alcohol takes the life of the driver. This video follows a highway patrol trooper and his investigation of the crash, eventually finding the cause of the crash. The end result: An adult is charged with furnishing alcohol to juveniles is prosecuted and sentenced to jail for contributing to the fatal crash. All the lives affected by this poor judgment are examined closely. Produced by the Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 1998, 20 min.




Highways of Agony

This is a disturbing video, but it’s supposed to be. It’s old but still powerful and extremely graphic. Warn your audience - the message is strong. The opening screen sets the pace: "Due to the graphic nature of this video it is not recommended for children under the age of 14."

Immediately, it begins with bloody, torturous images of death and injury on the highways of Ohio. Yes, it has been many years since the films were taken, but the impact is tremendous. In fact, it might be pointed out that this was an era when few automobiles had any kind of restraint device installed, so consequently, many drivers and/or passengers were ejected in the course of a crash. Many safety features that are now standard equipment on most cars were non-existent.

An ambulance was slow to arrive and there were no paramedics or emergency medical personnel standing by to be called into action. Crash victims often died before any medical help arrived, and many crashes were caused by excess speed and the use of alcohol which resulted in horrific crashes that killed and maimed.

We’ve come a long way with many improvements in safety features for automobiles, safety awareness programs, better highways and roads, and added law enforcement. However, there is still death and injury on our roadways and this film-to-video brings the message home in dramatic fashion. Produced by the Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 1969, 20 min.


Mechanized Death

Produced in 1961, this video depicts unnecessary tragedies that occurred because the drivers made bad decisions. From a genre of films that are dated but still very impacting with the message to drivers of all ages. It’s real pain, and there are no words for pain. Warn your audience, the message is powerful. Produced by the Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 1961, 28 min.


Options to Live

Even though this safety film made during the late 1960s is dated chronologically, it sends a powerful message to the viewer with extremely graphic on-the-scene shots that will unsettle the steadiest soul. There was a time when this film was discontinued. It’s back and because of its graphic nature, it still has a powerful influence on the audience. Anyone who views this film will come away with a renewed sense of urgency for taking safety precautions while driving. This film is not recommended for young children. Produced by Highway Safety Films, Inc., 25 min.


Signal 30

The automobiles look old and the commentator’s voice is delivered with an ominous monotone, but the words still have the same meaning as today. Traffic laws addressing speeding and the use of alcohol. The crash scenes are stomach turning and graphic, and anyone who views this tape will experience an unforgettable sensation; watching and listening to death, the screams of the seriously injured, the loading of a body bag. It’s the highway of death like you probably won’t see again.

Yes, these are old but actual films of fatal crashes, taken on-the-scene and many before any emergency medical help arrives. Every scene shows the grizzly results of speed and alcohol mixed with driving. At first, it may seem cruel, cold and harsh to make someone watch this tape, but is there a better lesson on carelessness? Warn the audience, and then watch their reaction to carnage on the highway. It’s a very powerful message. Painful to watch but absolutely unforgettable and perhaps an indelible message for all drivers to hear. Produced by the Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 22 min.


Signal 30 Part II: Tragedy & Hope

Produced nearly 50 years ago, Signal 30 is still in demand for viewing by organizations such as driver education schools, safety groups, high schools and others. The Ohio State Highway Patrol shot most of the original video, on-the-scene and up close. The tragedy is in the terrible crashes that took the lives of many, and seriously injured others, and caused an abundance of grieving. The hope is in the preventive measures that all of us can take to help avoid such catastrophes.

These images are graphic as well as heartbreaking. Families and loved ones separated forever because of tragic automobile crashes. They bring the message home quickly on safe driving habits like always buckling your safety belt, observing speed limits, and especially about not drinking and driving. It's real-life - nothing staged here. The video includes an interview with a surviving twin sister whose sibling was killed in a car crash not far from her home.

Signal 30 Part II: Tragedy & Hope is not only difficult to watch, but powerful when digested. There's a warning to the audience at the beginning and some startling statistics from former Ohio State Highway Patrol Superintendent Colonel Kenneth L. Morckel. Produced by the Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 2002, 20 min.



Wheels of Tragedy

It’s 1963 and you’re traveling with the Ohio State Highway Patrol on a routine day of patrol that turns out to be anything but routine. Careless driving results in tragic deaths and graphic scenes for the audience to contemplate. This video may be dated, but it still presents a powerful message and it is a popularly requested video in spite of its age. A real eye-opener. Produced by the Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 28 min.



Teen Driving

Mortality 101

After being arrested for driving under the influence, Christy is sentenced to four weekends working in the morgue, where she is witness to the results of drinking and driving. This experience changes her, but when Christy tries to tell her hard-partying friends about it, she finds out what peer pressure really means. Produced by the Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 2012, 20 min.


Grade Crossing Safety Video

This video centers around a horrific crash where four teenagers were killed in a vehicle/train collision, and has examples of the deadly dangers of trespassing on the railroad tracks. It strikes an emotional chord about the tragic loss of life and is ideal for both driver training students and students at the upper-middle school level and above. Amtrak Police Dept., 2010, 5:30 mins.



Seventeen-year-old Angie has just died in an alcohol-related traffic crash. She narrates this short film from beyond the grave, retracing her steps to show how she was killed. This film uses drama, special effects, and even a bit of comedy to serve as a warning to teenagers about the dangers of driving under the influence. The film also covers other subjects including excessive speed, safety belt use and peer pressure. Produced by the Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 2005, 11 min.



Buckle Up for a Successful Season - The Josh Myers Story

A video documentary of a fatal crash involving former Triway High School (Wayne County, Ohio) student Josh Myers. In the video, Josh and the Ohio State Highway Patrol recount the story of a 2002 crash in which Josh's cousin Miranda was killed. Not wearing her safety belt, she was in the back seat and ejected from the vehicle as it rolled during the crash.

Buckle Up for a Successful Season strongly emphasizes the fact that motor vehicle crashes involving Ohio teens are preventable. Far too many fatal and serious injury crashes are occurring on Ohio roadways, and many of these crashes involve inexperienced teen drivers. It also compels young people to think about the importance of wearing a safety belt as their best defense against injury or death resulting from a motor vehicle crash. Ohio State Highway Patrol, ©2004, 12 min.


Buckle Up for a Successful Season - The Kristen Norris Story

This video describes the tragedy and aftermath of a fatal crash, and speaks to the consequences of choices and how others are affected. Kristen was a passenger in a vehicle traveling over 100 mph when she was killed on Valentine's Day 2004 in Middletown, Ohio. Following the 12-minute video, Kristen's mother, Linda Barrett, speaks at a high school assembly about the impact bad decisions have on those left behind following a fatal crash. Ohio State Highway Patrol, ©2005, 23 min.



Deadly Distractions

This video explores a whole new danger to today's young driver. Distracted driving, whether talking on a cell phone, changing a CD, or flipping through radio stations, can be every bit as deadly as drunk or drugged driving. In this fact-based story, 17-year-old Rhonda is giving a testimony on film about her experiences while driving distracted. She tells about receiving two birthday gifts: a new car and a cell phone. Aimed at young drivers, this DVD will show how tragedy can occur when these two devices are used carelessly. Produced by the Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, ©2007, 11 min.



Helpful Tips For Parents of Teen Drivers

The Millers are the parents of a teen driver who has passed his drivering test and now has a "license to drive." Boy, are they worried! The whimsical approach of this video helps illustrate what many parents must feel when their children reach driving age, when they begin to explore all the responsibilities that go with the privilege of driving an automobile. Flashbacks of crazy scenarios from the father and mother are zany but point out the many concerns every parent has in turning over the car keys to their young sons and daughters. There's also some timely advice from a neighbor, "Mr. Denton" and "Police Officer Bill." Produced by the Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 2001, 15 min.



Smart & Sober

A reality show for teens. The devastating consequences of underage drinking and alcohol as part of a teenager's life is explored here in gripping testimonials from a diverse group of young people. Actor Henry Winkler moderates the teens who talk candidly about their experiences with alcohol and drugs and how negatively it impacted their lives and future.

Many of these young boys and girls are trying to come back from the consequences of using alcohol and drugs. Some were directly influenced by their parents and peers to use alcohol and drugs, and some, including recording artist Bow Wow, say they stay away from drugs and alcohol, and strongly state their reasons. A frank discussion group setting with real teenagers for a teen audience. It's now. It's important. It's informative. Produced and created by Hope Taft, former First Lady of Ohio, ©2003, 24 min.


What to Do When You're Pulled Over

Geared toward young and first-time drivers, this video is also an excellent primer for anyone who drives and is stopped by a law enforcement officer. It is important to know what a driver SHOULD do and SHOULD NOT do when being approached by a law enforcement officer. Produced by the Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 2002, 6 min.





The Bus and Us: All About School Bus Safety

A day in the life of a young student who is well-versed in the do's and don'ts of school bus safety, and who wants to pass on the good information to others, including his mother. As he prepares to go to school on the "bus" he shows his mother how much he has learned about school bus safety. Mom listens and learns. A lighter approach to school bus safety information. Good for all ages. Produced by the Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 6:40 min.


Today and Tomorrow (Airbags)

A family at an amusement park takes a virtual reality ride that demonstrates the use of airbags. The host of the ride and his animated partner explain in simple terms how airbags work and how to achieve the maximum safety benefits from airbags. The family learns about airbag contact injuries and why it is important for adults, children and infants to be properly positioned and restrained.

The reality ride also demonstrates how present-day airbags are developing into advanced and side-impact technologies. Most importantly, the family learns that airbags are supplemental restraint systems and that only safety belts reduce the chance of injury in all types of crashes. Produced by Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety, Inc., and distributed in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2002, 15 min.


Speed & Aggression

A highly-publicized case of first impression in Oceanside, New York. Surviving drag racer, Kevin Hart, was held liable for the deaths of a fellow drag racer and an innocent victim, and was convicted of manslaughter. This in-depth documentary examines the tragic results of speed and aggression on the roadways, personal responsibility, unintended consequences, recognizing clues of escalating risk and how to intervene in personal situations connected to driving. This DVD is also loaded with extras, including how to deal with anger/stress while driving. Produced by the National Road Safety Foundation, Inc., 2005, 11:40 min.


Streets of Fury: Road Rage in Ohio

Bad drivers have been around since automobiles were invented, but "road rage" as it has now been coined is a recent phenomenon that involves irrational behavior while operating a motor vehicle. Tailgating, cutting another vehicle off too quickly, obscene gestures, and other activity can trigger road rage. Several examples, based on real-life situations and filmed on location, illustrate the volatile nature of irresponsible driving. The main thrust of this video is that we all drive a large deadly weapon, and we have to be defensive in our day-to-day driving and take a proactive approach with other drivers to avoid dangerous encounters. Produced by the Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 2001, 18 min.



Keeping Amish Country Safe: Sharing the Roadways

Filmed on location in rural Ohio Amish country, this video addresses an increasingly dangerous situation as people visit scenic Amish countryside counties. This creates the merging of high-powered vehicles on rural roads with horses and buggies - a potentially hazardous situation.

Making traveling in these areas safer for everyone is the message here. The video also looks at ways the Amish can help protect themselves against the dangers of sharing the road with automobiles, including safety markers for buggies. Community insight testimony is heard from Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers stationed in these areas, as well as county extension agents who work closely with the local Amish communities. Produced by the Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 1999, 14 min.


Sharing the Road Safely with Commercial Vehicles

Most crashes are caused by driver error, and with more traffic on our roadways each day, the potential rises for traffic crashes. This video offers tips on how to share the road safely with other drivers, especially trucks.

Truck drivers are professionals and among the safest group of drivers. In fact, the driver at fault in crashes between passenger vehicles and trucks is almost always the passenger vehicle driver. This video looks at the five main causes of car/truck crashes and offers tips on how to avoid these crashes as well as crashes with other vehicles. It also examines emergency reporting procedures and shows graphic footage of crashes due to driver error.

Speed, alcohol and other factors are explored by illustrating how being safety conscious and considerate of others can help reduce crashes, injuries and death on Ohio's roadways. Produced by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and Roadway Express, Inc. ©2003, 9 min.


Mature Driver (Safe Driving Skills)

This film addresses a dramatically increasing segment of today's society: mature drivers. Mature drivers, 70-plus years of age need to take special precautions even for day-to-day driving situations. This film explores many of the seeming phenomena older drivers face on the roadways and highways. Being honest with yourself about any physical shortcomings is one of the most important issues addressed. Making sure your automobile and equipment is in good working order, recognizing and heeding traffic signs and signals, and being aware of the many potential hazards are all pointed out in this easy to understand and direct approach aimed at those senior citizens who still drive and enjoy it.

Any audience can appreciate this film, even those younger drivers who should be aware that there are many mature drivers trying to merge with those whose schedules are more detailed and time-oriented. It's important to keep in mind that many senior drivers never had to take a drivers test and many have not had to take renewal tests because the law doesn't require periodic testing unless there is a cause.

If an older driver is involved in a crash or is cited for an infraction, and there is evidence that they should be tested for skills, the arresting law enforcement officer can note that and they will be required to do so. This doesn't happen often, so therefore, there are some older drivers who may be a danger to themselves and others by continuing to operate a motor vehicle. Produced by Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 2001, 8 min.



Child Restraints/Seatbelts

Safety Seat Pete

"Safety Seat Pete" follows a young mother who doesn't know how to use child safety seats. Enter Safety Seat Pete, who teaches her about proper child restraint. He does so in a whimsical manner, not unlike that of a popular children's storybook character. Done all in rhyme, this film aims to increase awareness and usage of child safety seats in a way that is not just educational, but fun. Produced by the Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 2004, 10 min.


Buckle Up

In this rap/hip-hop video, a very unusual teacher demonstrates to his class the benefits of buckling up. The enlightened students get the message! Produced by the Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 2006, 6:30 min.


The Back Is Where It’s At!

This video features Bill Nye, the Science Guy, who explains and demonstrates the positive effects of using factory-installed safety belts and airbags. Using humor, young demonstrators, and on-location shooting, he keeps the audience's attention in a fast-paced monologue on safety restraints. This video rolls by quickly because it’s interesting and the audience will learn as they are entertained. Excellent for a post-classroom discussion. Suitable for all audiences. Produced by the Chrysler Corporation, 20 min.



Jason Munn finds himself the sole survivor of a tragic car crash. In the following days, he searches for an answer to the question -"Why did I survive?" This film teaches the importance of safety belt use and stresses driver attention and responsibility. Audience: teens, adults. Produced by the Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 2004, 30 min.


Buckle Up Critters

This is a video for the little people (very young). They will enjoy the interactive play with the Safety Belt Critters who come to life to send a musical message to the children to buckle up. Produced by the Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 1993, 10 min.



Bicycle Safety

Be Headsmart: It's Time to Start

Bicycles, crashes and the consequences of not wearing a helmet are illustrated in a fast-paced film that deals with teens, friends and peer pressure. In the opening scene, a crash involving two bicycles and an automobile lands one teenager in a hospital emergency room with a serious head injury. His parents and friends come to the hospital to learn his condition. While they wait, they engage in cautious banter about bicycle helmets and why they are so important. One skeptic soon comes around to what should have been clear all along: Approved safety helmets help prevent injuries and death in bicycle crashes. The tape also depicts real crashes explained by survivors who suffered serious, life-changing injuries. Produced by the National Head Injury Foundation, in cooperation with the U.S. Dept. of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 18 min.


Ride Smart: It's Time to Start

Young people talking about bicycle safety. A group of teens that will click with any age group but especially with young bicycle riders. This fast-paced video uses real-life examples and computer graphics to educate other young people about bicycle safety and the importance of wearing bicycle helmets. How to purchase helmets and to make sure they fit properly are also explained. By the time this video is over, all the young riders will think it's cool to wear a safety helmet, and their parents will agree.

Produced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2002, 9 min.


Bike Safe. Bike Smart.

This entertaining, yet instructional, bicycle safety video uses a visually stimulating, peer-to-peer approach to teach elementary and middle school audiences how to Bike Safe. Bike Smart. Viewers will learn essential information about the rules of the road, signaling, riding at night, safe riding practices, and risky behaviors they should avoid. Tips for purchasing and correctly fitting a bicycle helmet are also included. The information in this video builds on the successful Ride Smart: It's Time to Start bicycle safety video (also available from our catalog), which focuses on correct use of bicycle helmets.

Produced by the U.S. Dept. of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2004, 9 min.



Trains & Railroad Crossings

Grade Crossing Safety Video

This video centers around a horrific crash where four teenagers were killed in a vehicle/train collision, and has examples of the deadly dangers of trespassing on the railroad tracks. It strikes an emotional chord about the tragic loss of life and is ideal for both driver training students and students at the upper-middle school level and above. Amtrak Police Dept., 2010, 5:30 mins.


Look to Live

Developed in conjunction with Operation Lifesaver's Program Development Council, "Look to Live" incorporates six on-the-road scenarios that demonstrate risks involved and the steps needed to be safe at highway-rail grade crossings. The National Traffic Safety Administration Fellow and Director of the Level I Trauma Center opens the video with comments on the tragedy that often occurs when drivers "let their attention drift for just an instant." This video is designed to complement a presentation on highway-rail grade crossing safety. It can be viewed at the beginning or end of a presentation or classroom discussion. Instructors can stop the DVD after a specific scenario and generate discussion. Operation Lifesaver, 2008, 20 min.


Trains DVD #1 (Target Audiences)

Includes the following videos:

  • Decide Smart, Arrive Safe ©2005, 18 minutes (replaces The Responsibility is Ours). Produced in cooperation with the pupil transportation industry and the U.S. Dept. of Transportation for Operation Lifesaver, Inc., the purpose of this video is to make school bus drivers aware of potential dangers that exist at highway-rail grade crossings, and steps to ensure their own safety as well as the safety of students in their care. Audience: school bus drivers, transportation and education directors, etc.
  • Your License or Your Life ©2000, 9:35 min. Initially produced after a 1999 train/truck collision in Illinois, this video explains federal penalties for highway-rail grade crossing violations, including the loss of a CDL for a minimum of 60 days or longer. Three members of the ATA's America Road Team narrate and participate in the video. Audience: professional truck drivers.
  • Emergency Response: Your Safety First ©2002, 10:30 min. This video is designed to increase emergency responder safety around tracks and trains, especially when crossing tracks in response to incidents. Audience: firefighters, ambulance drivers, emergency responders.
  • It's Your Call: Increasing Judicial Awareness of Highway-Rail Grade Safety ©2000, 11:40 min. Designed to increase awareness of the judiciary's crucial role in reducing tragic incidents at highway-rail grade crossings and along railroad rights-of-way. Audience: judges, judiciary community.
  • Roll Call: Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety for Law Enforcement ©2000, 9:20 min. This video takes a quick look at the life and death reasons for Operation Lifesavers long-standing and strong partnership with law enforcement and its importance at highway-rail grade crossings in communities. Audience: law enforcement.
  • Off Limits: Don't Get Caught Dead in Your Tracks ©2001, 20 min. A trespass prevention video produced for Norfolk Southern Corporation which enacts four trespassing violations experienced by railroad engineers. Featured are teens who drink and fall asleep on the tracks, a hunter walking along a trestle who narrowly escapes tragedy, a teenage girl walking on the tracks and fails to hear a train coming because she's wearing earphones, and two young boys whose mini-bikes get stuck on the railroad tracks, and they jump clear just in time to avoid injury/death. Audience: middle school, adults.
  • Sleddin' - The Right Track ©1999, 12:30 min. Targeted to snowmobile operators, this video graphically shows why it is unsafe and potentially lethal to operate a snowmobile on or near railroad tracks. Audience: snowmobile clubs, riders, equipment sales, etc.


Trains DVD #2 (General Audiences)

Includes the following videos:

  • Sly Fox and Birdie - A cartoon to entertain and educate young children. This video teaches children to be extremely cautious around railroad tracks. Audience: K-4th grade. 10 min.
  • Tracks are for Trains, Not Kids ©2001, 8 min. A teaching video produced by the Michigan Operation Lifesaver for elementary school students in which three young people and the narrator meet a railroad engineer, a conductor, police officers, and a school bus driver, all showing students why "Tracks Are For Trains - Not Kids." Audience: K-4th grade.
  • Die Hard if You're Dumb - Railroad Safety/Trespass Prevention Messages for Teens ©1998, 15 min. Real teenagers helped research, write and produce this MTV-style video. The video expresses awareness for this age group of the potential dangers around railroad tracks, crossings and yards. Audience: Young people 13-17 years of age.
  • It's Your Choice: Highway Rail-Grade Crossing Safety for Motorists ©2000, 9:25 min. (replaces Paths of Thunder II ). This video is designed to encourage safe behavior at highway-rail grade crossings and to discourage trespassing around railroad property and tracks. Audience: Adult drivers, including professional crew drivers and pedestrians.
  • You Can Make a Difference, Too ©2005, 11:50 min. An introduction to Operation Lifesaver used for retirement and orientation of new volunteers. Also familiarizes community groups with OL. Presenters from various professions, including firefighters, professional truck drivers, state police, light rail, school transportation and small business, are shown delivering the OL message to their peers. A bilingual presenter addresses a community group in English and Spanish. This video is officially included in OL's Presenter training program. Also used to introduce potential sponsors or other community partners with OL. Audience: Potential Operation Lifesaver Presenters, normally age 15 through retirement.
  • Byron's Last Day ©1999, Operation Lifesaver, Inc., 12 min. A cast of high school students, along with several professional actors, re-enact actual trespassing tragedies in an urban/suburban setting. Audience: Adults
  • David's Run 15 min. Strong message, dramatically illustrating hazards of trespassing on or vandalizing railroad property. Audience: Upper elementary/middle school (grades 5-9).


Emergency Response - Your Safety First

Aimed specifically at first responders such as law enforcement and emergency medical services, this video demonstrates pertinent safety factors with respect to railroad crossings, and testimonials from professionals in responding to emergencies. It also examines the dangers involved when events are taken for granted. This video shows how performing a vital community service also means taking every safety precaution that will assure the mission is accomplished; a reminder that "your safety comes first" when answering an emergency call. A film for first responders by first responders and railroad professionals. Produced by the Washington Ohio Lifesaver and Cardinal Media © 2002 OLI.


Stay Alive When You Drive

Up-to-date safety tips designed for today's professional truck drivers, and how they can increase awareness and consideration of trains along the railways. Produced by Operation Lifesaver ©2009 14:30 min.



For Law Enforcement

Your Vest Won't Stop This Bullet

Developed and produced in a cooperative effort by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol, this roll call video demonstrates in dramatic footage the imminent dangers for law enforcement officers during traffic stops. A guide for safer traffic stops, this video illustrates the dangerous situations involved, using actual in-car video.

Law enforcement officers are four times more likely than other drivers to be involved in crashes. More officers in the United States have died accidentally than have been killed feloniously each year since 1998. The video is intended to help reduce the perils of traffic stops and roadside contacts by heightening the law enforcement officer's awareness while conducting those stops. Produced by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, ©2005 International Association of Chiefs of Police.


The Detection of DUI Motorcyclists

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that nearly half of all motorcycle crash fatalities involve the use of alcohol. A most sobering thought for motorcycle operators as well as other motorists.

This video, although designed for law enforcement instruction, is helpful to any motorist or motorcycle operator in pointing out some good indications of whether a motorcycle operator is driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

Filmed on location with the assistance of the Ohio State Highway Patrol and many other state and local law enforcement agencies, the viewer is shown cues that indicate probabilities that a motorcycle operator under observation may be driving while intoxicated. Enforcement of the DUI laws is the best way to reduce motorcycle crash deaths, and this video demonstrates how law enforcement is helping to accomplish that goal. Produced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 15 min.


How to Safely Stop a Commercial Vehicle

The Ohio State Highway Patrol and Roadway Express team up to produce a video aimed at law enforcement officers on how to correctly stop a commercial motor vehicle.

Many law enforcement officers are killed each year due to unsafe practices during these enforcement stops, and this video takes a step-by-step approach to demonstrating the proper procedure for making a commercial vehicle stop: Stage 1: Assessment, Considerations, such as location of stop and weather conditions. Stage 2: Tactical Portion, Dangers and Points to Remember. Stage 3: Clearing the Scene. Produced by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and Roadway Express, 2001, 15 min.


Professional Traffic Stops (Parts 1&2)

All aspects of making a professional traffic stop are examined.

The purpose of this video series is to re-inforce the importance of professional treatment toward drivers. The United States Constitution, and in particular the Bill of Rights, places an emphasis on the protection of citizens' fundamental rights.

A roll call must for law enforcement agencies. Produced by the Ohio State Highway Patrol in cooperation with the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police, Buckeye State Sheriff's Association and the Ohio Dept. of Public Safety for law enforcement agencies. 2001, 16 min.


OH-1 Crash Report

Educating Ohio police officers on the importance of the statistical data gathered during the investigation of a traffic crash. The video is designed for the experienced police officer. The Ohio OH-1 Crash Report has been updated and redesigned to bring Oho in compliance with current federal standards. The OH-1 was redesigned to promote uniformity in crash reports and to gather data pertinent to today highway safety needs. New and revised areas of crash reports are presented here with explanations of each. A portion of the video is dedicated to common errors committed when filling out crash reports. Produced by the Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, 2012, 57 min.